Schools in Sindh to remain closed for another week

Provincial chief minister announces revised decision two days before schools were to reopen


Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced on Friday that schools will remain closed for another week as the province continued to battle an onslaught of Covid-19 cases.

The chief minister announcement came while addressing a press conference at the Chief Minister House.

On August 17, the Sindh government had announced reopening educational institutions across the province from Monday (August 23).

Addressing a press conference in Karachi, provincial Education Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that only those schools will be allowed to resume classes where 100 per cent teaching and non-teaching staffers have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

He added that educational institutions will be required to follow 50 per cent attendance policy in line with the Covid-19 SOPs to contain the spread of contagious disease.

Minister Shah said that almost 100 per cent government employees have received a Covid-19 vaccine amid fear of salary stoppage for unvaccinated.

The staffers working at Sindh’s privately-owned schools were directed in June to get vaccinated within a week’s time.

This is a developing story.

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